Human Performance Measurement
Online ISSN : 1349-1679
ISSN-L : 1349-1679
Analytic study on the position and height of rebound balls in basketball
Wataru OBA
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2009 Volume 6 Pages 17-24


The purpose of this study was to consider the relation between failed shots and rebound balls in basketball. The object of study was the 1st game of the 200X-X+1 W-League Playoff Finals. In this study, the position coordinates of all players and the ball were calculated by 3-Dimensional photography analysis in which the DLT method was used. The main results were as follows: 1) A significant positive correlation was shown between shot distance and rebound ball distance. That is, the distance of the rebound ball increased in proportion to the short distance; 2) In the 3 point shot, shots from the left side fell on the right side, opposite the shooter, in many cases. On the other hand, shots from the right side fell on both sides. Furthermore, shots from the middle fell on the middle side, which is the same side as the shooter;. 3) A negative correlation tendency was shown in the relation between the distance from the goal and the height at the time possession of the rebound ball was gained; 4) The average and standard deviation of the height of rebound ball acquisition of 2-point shots was 2.07±.056m, and 3-point shots was 1.99±0.39m. Moreover, the highest positions at which possession of the ball was gained were 2.75m and 2.49m.

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